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Bogota Mayor Falls Victim to Another Right-Wing Coup in Latin America

Dan Kovalik | Posted 02.10.2014 | World
Dan Kovalik

While the press, as well as the U.S. government, will not acknowledge it, the elimination of progressive political leaders by coup d'état is taking place in Latin America with increasing frequency.

South American Governments Should Support Hondurans' Rights to Sovereignty and Free Elections

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

Do the people of Honduras have the right to elect their own president and congress? That depends on whom you talk to.

Will Obama's Legacy Be a Death Squad Government in Honduras?

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 06.01.2013 | World
Mark Weisbrot

A death squad government may not be the Obama administration's first choice for Honduras, but they prefer it to another left government that people might elect if they were able to organize in a free election.

Obama and Clinton Ignore Democrats' Pleas to Stop the Killing In Honduras

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

One has to wonder what the U.S. government would do if the violence associated with drug trafficking were ever to subside, it has been so convenient to them in building up their military and security presence in the region, and the political influence that goes with it.

One Year After the Coup, Rift Persists Between Washington and Latin America Over Honduras

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Weisbrot

Presidents like Lula da Silva and Michele Bachelet take the threat of military coups seriously. It's time the U.S. join them and support the rights of Hondurans, instead of fighting to legitimize a repressive regime.

Handling Dissent in the OAS: Can Hillary Clinton Negotiate Honduras' Return?

Christopher Sabatini | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Sabatini

A negotiated compromise at this week's meeting of the OAS could point a way forward to allow member states to vote for the reintegration of Honduras, barred from the group last year after what some governments called a coup.

Zelaya: US-Brokered Pact For Honduran Crisis Fails

AP | MARTHA MENDOZA and OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — They can't both be right. Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya says a deal that could have returned him to power is d...

Manuel Zelaya Negotiating Deal To Leave Honduras, Wants To Leave As "A Distinguished Guest"

AP | FREDDY CUEVAS and JULIE WATSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Honduras' coup-installed government says ousted leader Manuel Zelaya is free to leave the country, but there's a catch: ...

Manuel Zelaya, Ousted Honduran President, Tortured By Soldiers Blasting "Pig Grunts" | Rory Carroll, Latin America Correspondent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Honduran soldiers have blasted recordings of pig grunts and other sound effects at the embassy in which the ousted president, Manuel Zelaya, is holed ...

Manuel Zelaya Should Return To Honduras Power, Say Latin America, Spain And Portugal

AP | CIARAN GILES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ESTORIL, Portugal — Honduras should return ousted President Manuel Zelaya to power, leaders from Latin America, Spain and Portugal said at a sum...

Weekly Foreign Affairs Roundup

Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka

This Past Two Week's Top Stories in Foreign Affairs

Desperate Honduran Leaders Vow To Restore Freedoms

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — The coup-installed president of Honduras backed down Monday from an escalating standoff with protesters and suggested he...

Honduras Leader Zelaya: "Mercenaries" Are Out To Kill Me

McClatchy | Frances Robles | Miami Herald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- It's been 89 days since Manuel Zelaya was booted from power. He's sleeping on chairs, and he said his throat is sore from tox...

Honduras Allows Relief, But Military Digs In

Ashley Rindsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ashley Rindsberg

Today's curfew lift will reveal much. If the majority of the country remains quiet and orderly there might be a mellowing of the situation. If clashes erupt, the crisis will spiral.

Zelaya's Daring Return reignites Honduras crisis

AP | MARCOS ALEMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Baton-wielding soldiers used tear gas and water cannons to chase away thousands who demonstrated outside the Brazilian E...

Gunfire, Tear Gas in Honduran Capital

Ashley Rindsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ashley Rindsberg

Gunfire, the smell of burning tires, and tear gas woke me up Tuesday morning. Tegucigalpa's Palmira neighborhood erupted into violence at around 5 AM.

Honduran Tensions Rise As Curfew Enforced

Ashley Rindsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ashley Rindsberg

While the the demonstrations are not violent as of now, police helicopters have started circling the area and the loud bangs of fireworks are punctuating the shouts.

Honduras: Zelaya Claims He Is Back To Reclaim Presidency

AP | FREDDY CUEVAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Deposed President Manuel Zelaya made a dramatic return to Honduras' capital Monday, taking shelter from arrest at Brazil...

Honduras Won't Let Zelaya Return As President, Defying US

McClatchy | Tyler Bridges | McClatchy Newspapers | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela �" Honduras' de facto government remains dead-set against the return of Manuel Zelaya as the country's president, in defiance of ...

Honduras Elections To Go Ahead Despite International Criticism, Says Interim Government

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Honduran interim government says it will go ahead with presidential elections in November, even if results are not recognised by other countries....

Honduras Court: Zelaya Faces Arrest If Returns

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- Honduras's Supreme Court has rejected a Costa Rica-brokered deal that would have restored ousted President Manuel Zelaya to p...

Fact Checking Lanny Davis on Honduras

Greg Grandin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Greg Grandin

I debated lobbyist Lanny Davis, now working for the business backers of the recent Honduran coup, on Democracy Now! Below is a list of Davis's major lies followed by fact checks.

Departed, or Deported at Gunpoint?

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Carol Felsenthal

No matter how one feels about the recent events in Honduras that saw the elected president, Manuel Zelaya arrested and then deported, the word "departed" does not describe his removal.

Ousted Honduran Leader Vows To Camp On Border

AP | MORGAN LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

OCOTAL, Nicaragua — Ousted President Manuel Zelaya encamped his roving government in exile in this sleepy mountain town near the Honduran border...

Exiled Honduran President Sets Up Camp "With Water And Food" On Border

AP | MORGAN LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LAS MANOS, Nicaragua — Deposed President Manuel Zelaya returned to the Honduran border on Saturday and announced he would set up camp there, des...